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Mercury's orbit is so close to the Sun that it is hard to see from the ground. This is why ...Read more
Venus is one of the brightest objects in the sky. It is always found near the Sun. It rises ...Read more
Mars is a bright, red object in the sky. It is very easy to see, which means that even people ...Read more
Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system! It's also very bright in the sky. We don't ...Read more
Saturn is the second largest planet in our solar system. It is also very bright in the sky. ...Read more
Uranus was discovered in 1781 by William Herschel. He argued with his friends over its name. ...Read more
Neptune was discovered in 1846. But it wasn't discovered using a telescope. Scientists used ...Read more
The ninth planet in our solar system is Pluto. It was discovered in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh. ...Read more
Ceres is the largest asteroid in the main asteroid belt. It was classified as a "dwarf ...Read more
Haumea is a dwarf planet in our Solar System. Haumea is officially the fifth dwarf planet. ...Read more
More about Solar System Discoveries
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Did you know that there may be 200 or so dwarf planets
in the solar system, out to the Kuiper Belt
Do you know what Pluto, Ceres, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris have in common?
Earth and Space Science Concept of the Day
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xP-wave : A compressional wave (or pressure wave) in the Earth's surface that shakes the ground back and forth in the same direction and the opposite direction as the direction the wave is moving
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Scientists are currently tracking the effects of the oil spill on the wetlands of the Louisiana coast. Robert Twilley and Guerry Holm, scientists from Louisiana State University (LSU), want to learn about...Read more